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Worldwide, people are dying at older ages and early childhood survival rates have risen dramatically.
The type of jobs people have may increase their risk for developing asthma.
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Increased consumption of lycopene associates with a reduction in the incidence of cardiovascular disease and coronary heart disease.
Among older adults, hearing loss associated with accelerated cognitive decline and cognitive impairment.
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Regular aspirin use may associate with an increased risk of neovascular age-related macular degeneration (AMD) – a leading cause of blindness in older people.
Many whole grain foods are not as quite as healthy as you may think.
People who are lonely produce more inflammation-related proteins in response to acute stress, potentially contributing to coronary heart disease and more.
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UCLA-led team safely uses human embryonic stem cells to treat macular degeneration.
In a lab animal model, vitamin D reduced the effects of aging in the eyes and improved the vision of older animals.
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Schepens Eye Research Institute (US) researchers regenerate large areas of retina tissue and increase visual function, using stem cells derived from skin.
Women under age 75 with high vitamin D status are less likely to have early age-related macular degeneration, the leading cause of irreversible vision loss.
#115 - Emergency Water Disinfection
In the event of a natural disaster, which may compromise your access to water from your tap or bottle source, follow these techniques to purify water for drinking:
Boiling - vigorously, for 10 minutes
Bleaching - add 10-20 drops of household bleach per gallon of water, mix well, and let stand for 30 minutes. A slight smell or taste of chlorine indicates water is good to drink. (Note: do not use scented bleaches, colorsafe bleaches, or bleaches with added cleaners.)
Tablets - commercially available purification tablets
Solar disinfection, known as SODIS - a new technique developed by researchers at the Swiss Federal Institute for Environmental Science and Technology. Clear plastic bottles are filled with water and left in the sun. The heat warms the water and the combination of warm water and ultraviolet radiation kills most microorganisms. The Institute’s tests showed that 99.9% of the E. coli in a sample of contaminated water were killed when the sun heated the water beyond 122F (50C). At that temperature, disinfection takes about an hour, but placing a corrugated metal sheet under the bottle can shorten the time. Additional tests demonstrate SODIS as an effective approach for killing the cholera bacteria, Vibrio cholerae, and that it could inactivate parasites including the diarrhea-causing Cryptosporidium.